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Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Tomf-1, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Tomf-1

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    Today was absolutely picture perfect...so I took my 512TR to the office. During lunch, yy secretary asked why I didn't get a topless 512 (she knows me well and knows I have strong affinity for convertables).....She stumped me because I truly don't know that answer.

    Did Ferrari make TR Spider or 512TR Spider? If yes, how is it priced? And, does anyone have pictures?
     
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  3. Clax

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    No Spider was offered, but I believe there are a few custom TR Spiders out there. Shouldn't take too long for someone to post those pics.
     
  4. WILLIAM H

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    Ferrari made 1 for FIAT Pres Agnelli & maybe a few more for the Sultan but thats it.

    Straman, Koenig & a few others have chopped TRs so they are out there. Ive heard some bad things about chassis flexing. The early TRs are so flexible that a cut one must be as firm as a wet noodle
     
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    A doctor I know has a red TR spider, he said he got it done in florida somewhere I think.
     
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  7. Tomf-1

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    Now I know...

    Thanks William and Bryan for the info. and the pictures.
     
  8. Meeyatch1

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    I would NEVER chop the top off of a perfectly good hardtop Ferrari...never.
     
  9. cinquevalvole

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  10. khayes

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    I like the transparent engine cover on that 512 M TR. Was that offered by the factory or something he had fabricated? I want one.

    The car looks nice with the top down, I wonder what it looks like with the to up? TR's have strange roof lines in the rear. I think it looks odd when you see a Corvette looking rag top on a TR. There just needs to be more to it. Something more like the 355 Spyder rag top.
     
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  12. Anteriore

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    Ferrari never made any covertible Testarossas, 512 TR's or 512M's. They only produced one special for Gianni Agnelli (see posting above) and perhaps a few for the Sultan of Brunei, but I'm not aware how many.
    Most of the conversions were done by Stramann.
     
  13. evandaalen

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    The F512 M Spider was made (or should I say "cut") by the German firm Lorenz & Rankl. This company made a lot of Testarossa Spiders. There is some information on my site, www.red-headed.com (check Articles section). I will update the site very soon.
     
  14. cinquevalvole

    cinquevalvole Formula 3

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    Hi Edvar,

    Thanks for this update! The usual suspect caught again :)
    This 512 M Spider seems to be the last conversion by Lorenz & Rankl.
    We don't have further infos about Lorenz & Rankl activities on F-cars. Or?

    PS: I like your site: http://www.red-headed.com/index2.html

    forza

    cinquevalvole
     
  15. evandaalen

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    I know Lorenz & Rankl did a lot of spider conversions (308, 512 BB, 400 and Testarossa) in the late '80s and early '90s, but I haven't heard much from them in the last couple of years. I also think that the F512 M Spider was one of their last jobs on Ferrari, but of course, I'm not sure. I'll try to find out ....
     

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